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Saturday, 25 December 2010

What about online dating?

Filed under: Networking, Social Life — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:20 PM (18:20)

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Re: Have you ever tried online dating or considered it? Share your experience!

I have mixed thoughts and emotions about online dating.

Of course, there’s the obvious statement that “you’ve got to be careful about people you meet over the internet – after all, how do you know that they’re not a rapist or something?” Guess what, folks – that’s true of just about every dating venue that’s ever been devised since dating has existed, whether we’re talking about bars, parties, or high school dances.

The good thing about online date finding is that you and your prospective partner-to-be can exchange a lot of information about each other, and decide if you’ll be good for each other.

There’s a bad side to that level of information exchange, too, if your sweetie-to-be isn’t on the up-and-up with you, in that the person can use that information against you.

Most of my experiences have been OK – I’ve been burned a few times, and had some good times, too.

The one thing that I’d be leery of is paying for a dating site. A few years ago, I paid a pretty pile of FRNs (upwards of Ø1000 in 2003-2004) to various sites, with far and few returns. In my opinion, it’s best to stick to the no-charge sites like okcupid.com and plentyoffish.com.

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1 Comment

  1. Cool blog… defnit read for people interested in online dating 

    Comment by Pears Jobs — Wednesday, 11 April 2012 @ 11:40 AM (11:40)


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